Luce is a sophisticated culinary jewel in East Norwich, long island, that offers outstanding simple old world italian cooking with a tuscan flair. Dominick and Linda Caccippio the proud owners of the restaurant have made their restaurant into one of long islands most charming and elegant venues with the special ingredient of love and caring. The restaurant is reminiscent of an authentic italian villa, and is filled with light, large windows, and wall decorations that make it feel like a family’s home. Candles and flowers add romance and beauty to every meal.
The restaurant is divided into four rooms: two dining rooms, a bar room and an exceptional Garden room for private parties. Aside from the love and caring for their customers, Luce is also fortunate to employ the culinary skills of Executive Chef Dino Vlacich. Chef Dino has had extensive experience at some of long island’s top restaurants and the menu is built around his favorite dishes and ingredients.
Dominick graciously invited us to a sampling dinner to experience some of Luce’s renowned specialty dishes.
We began our meal with a delicious crabmeat cocktail filled with large white chunks of fresh crabmeat. This was followed by a colorful Insalata Di Gorgonzola– field greens, gorgonzola cheese, candied walnuts, fresh orange, dried cranberries, with a raspberry vinaigrette.
For our entrees we sampled:
“Luccio Venetiana- a potato wrapped halibut, with caramelized onions, broccoletti in a balsamic reduction.
Bronzino Alla Erbe– A delicately filleted grilled branzino, baby arugala, herbed new potatoes, extra virgin olive oil, and fresh lemon juice.
Both entrees were beautifully plated and served on white china plates.
We were also delighted with a small plate portion of Risotto Ai Funghi- Wild mushroom risotto-
Luce also offers a terrific variety of fine wines and cocktails along with an impressive and absolutely delicious array of homemade desserts.
Our dinner was delightful, wholesome, and absolutely delicious. Luce is a great choice for
couples, family’s or those who love fine food. Highly recommended. Kudos to Dominick Linda and Executive Chef Dino!
Luce Restaurant- 1053 Oyster Bay Road, East Norwich tel:516-624-8330